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Dear Hope Street presented by City of Stirling

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Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Food Court entrance, outside Typo & David Jones

Karrinyup Road

Perth, WA

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One child, one voice, one postcard…a world of possibilities

Have you ever looked up your address on the internet? Or a friend's address? Or maybe a stranger's and wondered who lived there?

This interactive workshop sits in the blurry gap between what is private and public information, and what is connection and community. Artist Alex Desebrock creates platforms for children's voices to be heard. In this work, she sits with the children and invites discussion about Google Street View, privacy and Random Acts of Kindness.

Using Google Street View, children look up a Hope Street somewhere in the world and choose a house that intrigues them somehow. On a blank postcard, they draw a picture of the house on the front and write a message to residents on the back.

Like a modern day message in a bottle, each postcard is photographed and placed online before being posted. The website acts as a place for responses from those that are lucky enough to receive the postcard.

We have sent 1648 so far, and had hundreds of responses from all across the world. Some are heartfelt, others humorous. Many recipients have revealed their child's voice within. Some responses have evolved into a long correspondence.

To understand the breadth and depth of this project – please go to www.dearhopestreet.com

Sessions will run every 60 minutes from 9.30am – 4.00pm daily. Bookings are essential and we cannot guarantee available places on the day.

Suitable for ages 7 – 11 years.

Presented by the City of Stirling in conjunction with Performing Lines WA and Maybe Together.

Proudly sponsored by Karrinyup Shopping Centre.

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